Accounts Assistant - Edinburgh

Change Recruitment Group
Edinburgh, UK
Oct 22, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified, Part qualified
JOB DESCRIPTION Change Public Practice are working with a leading independent Chartered Accountancy firm in Edinburgh to assist them in the hire of a Part-Qualified Accounts Assistant. This leading Scottish independent CA firm have a strong reputation in the market with third sector clients and they have ambitious growth plans for the future. This role will give you the opportunity to develop your career within a business that focuses on not only hiring, but also retaining, high calibre members of staff and offers excellent benefits including a strong focus on work/life balance. This role will allow you the chance to work within a well-established Business Advisory team to support management but also offer you the chance to progress within the team to Senior Accounts Assistant / Accounts Senior.


• Provide support to Managers and senior employees through a varied role which includes preparation of management accounts, VAT returns and statutory financial statements
• Preparation of monthly and quarterly VAT returns
• Preparation of monthly and quarterly management accounts
• Planning annual work including setting budgets and fee quotes
• Preparation of statutory financial statements for clients records maintained on Sage, Xero etc.
• Providing analytical review of the figures in the accounts
• Proofing accounts and ensuring statutory disclosures are accurate
• Provide a complete pack to managers for review which includes letter to client, final accounts and a list of queries etc.
• Preparation of fee notes to be issued to the client
• Providing training for clients on accounting software, including Sage and Xero
• Active involvement in the business advisory plan which could include renewing new accounting software / add-ins, renewing internal processes
• Assisting junior members of the team including being actively involved in their training and development Requirements:
• Must be a Part-Qualified Accountant i.e. ACCA / ICAS
• Minimum of 18 months' experience working within Practice
• Strong background in accounts preparation is essential
• Ability to manage own workload as well as junior members of staff
• Good organisational skills
• Ambitious attitude to work and keen to progress within a business The right person for this job must be ambitious, self-motivated and show a high level of initiative. To discuss this role further, or other opportunities within Public Practice, please contact Johanne Smith on 0131 271 9313 or email